Whole Foods Market customers display generosity in check-out campaign to combat hunger
Washington, DC (03/08/18) — Earlier this year, Whole Foods Market locations around the region wrapped up their Feed4More fundraising campaign. For the campaign, Washington Metropolitan area Whole Foods Markets teamed up with Capital Area Food Bank – a Feeding America member food bank – to raise $57,000. This is enough to provide 142,500 meals for neighbors in need.
“We are so grateful to Whole Foods Markets and their customers” said CAFB’s Head of NoVa Partnerships and Food Bank Events, Maria Booker. “When companies and grocers like Whole Foods Market host campaigns like this, they offer a platform for a community response to hunger. It’s so great to see that and giving individuals the opportunity to be part of something big.”
In addition to this recent campaign, Whole Foods Markets around the region regularly support Capital Area Food Bank and the food bank’s network of partner agencies with food donations.
About the Capital Area Food Bank
The Capital Area Food Bank is the largest organization in the Washington metro area working to solve hunger and its companion problems: chronic undernutrition, heart disease and obesity. By partnering with nearly 450 community organizations in DC, Maryland and Virginia, as well as delivering food directly into hard to reach areas, the CAFB is helping 540,000 people each year get access to good, healthy food. That’s 12 percent of our region’s mothers, fathers, sons, daughters, sisters, brothers, and grandparents. To learn more, visit: capitalareafoodbank.org, or find the Capital Area Food Bank on Facebook at facebook.com/CapitalAreaFoodBank, and Twitter at @foodbankmetrodc.
About Whole Foods Market®
For 39 years, Whole Foods Market has been the world’s leading natural and organic foods retailer. As the first national certified organic grocer, Whole Foods Market has over 470 stores in the United States, Canada and United Kingdom. Whole Foods Market was named “America’s Healthiest Grocery Store” by Health magazine and has been ranked one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” in America by FORTUNE magazine for 20 consecutive years. To learn more about Whole Foods Market, please visit media.wfm.com.